Photo used with kind permission of Tim East’s estate
Last month we were informed of the passing of Tim East from Motor Neurone Disease, we respected the request of the family and kept the passing low key until such time all the details were arranged.
As we are aware these are difficult times and normal practices are not currently permitted, to this end the funeral is a very private affair but there has been a tribute page opened for all to add anything that you feel appropriate.
A celebration of his life will be arranged for a later date when everyone can share their memories and stories of times spent with Tim.
KAA Tournaments 2020
|KAA Invitation EVENT CANCELLED||10th May 2020||Vigo RFC Ground||Event Cancelled|
|KAA County Match EVENT CANCELLED||7th June||Vigo RFC Ground|
|KAA Long Bow Event EVENT CANCELLED||6th June||West Kent Archery Society||Coming Soon|
|KAA WA 1440||Not Scheduled||Vigo RFC Ground||Coming Soon|
|KAA WA 720 + H2H EVENT CANCELLED||5th July||Vigo RFC Ground||Entry Form|
|Invictia Springboard EVENT CANCELLED||26th July||Fox Archers||Entry Form|
|KAA Para-Archery Championship EVENT CANCELLED||25th July||Sittingbourne||Coming Soon|
|KAA Target Chmapionship||30th AUG||Vigo RFC Ground||Coming Soon|
|KAA Clout Championship||Coming Soon||Ramsgate||Coming Soon|
|KAA Field Championship||11th Oct||KAF Woodstock, Nr Sittingbourne||Coming Soon|
|KAA Indoor Championship||Jan 2021||Tenterden||Coming Soon|
KAA Tournaments results 2019
|KAA Invitation||Sunday 12 May||Vigo RFC Ground||Results|
|KAA County Match||Coming Soon||Vigo RFC Ground||Results|
|KAA Long Bow Event||Sunday 2nd June||West Kent Archery Society||Results|
|KAA WA 1440||Sunday 9th June||Vigo RFC Ground||Results|
|KAA WA 720 + H2H||Sunday 7th July||Vigo RFC Ground||Results|
|Invictia Springboard||Sunday 21st July||Fox Archers||Results|
|KAA Para-Archery Championship||Saturday 27th July||Sittingbourne||Results|
|KAA Target Chmapionship||Sunday 23rd August||Vigo RFC Ground||Results|
|KAA Clout Championship||Sunday 22nd September||Ramsgate||Results|
|KAA Field Championship||Sunday 13th october||KAF Woodstock, Nr Sittingbourne||Results|
|KAA Indoor Championship||Sunday 26th January||Tenterden||Entry Form|
All invitations have been sent out for the KAA invitation tournament. For any issues or questions please contact the county captain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Kent Archery Association (KAA) was formed in 1953 and was responsible for the whole of the county of Kent as it then existed. Its purpose was primarily administrative, collecting affiliation fees for the national governing body (the Grand National Archery Society (GNAS)), coordinating training for officials and coaches, organising county championships and team tournaments and maintaining county records.
Some 60 years on, the county boundaries have changed, but the KAA is still responsible for the same area, so certain clubs in some of the south-east London boroughs fall inside its domain. It is also still responsible for the same administrative work, but its developmental role is steadily gaining in importance and it has recently started working closely with the Kent County Council Sports Development Unit. Together we will be looking at ways of developing archery in the county:
- attracting and keeping new members,
- helping and advising clubs that want to develop and grow and
- bringing archery to a wider audience in schools, colleges and other community groups.
The KAA Operational Committee is elected each year at the association’s AGM. The AGM and the bi-monthly committee meetings are open to all KAA members and clubs are encouraged to send a representative to see the work that is done on their behalf – details of meetings are sent to all club secretaries and are also shown in the current year’s diary.
It is important to understand that, although archery is moving towards including a fully professional circuit, at club and county levels it is still overwhelmingly an amateur sport and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future. Thus all members of the KAA and its committee are unpaid volunteers, who have to balance the work that they do for the sport with the demands of professional and home life.
Some years ago coaching administration was delegated to the Invicta Coaching Group and they are responsible for certain areas of the coach training and renewals processes. They run winter workshops to help coaches gain experience and work with the KAA Operational Committee to develop the abilities of archers who show potential for the county team. Additionally they run an annual tournament aimed specifically at novice and developing archers.